“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.” Psalm 46:1-5 NewKingJames Version
“God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us. God-of-Angel Armies protects us. River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city, the sacred haunt of the Most High.God lives here the streets are safe, God at your service from the crack of dawn.” Psalm 46:1-5 Message Translation
“God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble-more than enough and always available whenever I need you. So we never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in You. God has a constantly flowing river whose sparkling streams bring joy and delight to his people. His river flows right through the city of God Most High, into his holy dwelling places. God is in the midst of his city secure and never shaken.” Psalm 46:1-5 The Passion Translation
God we pray for our friends in the Ukraine who are under immense pressure and hardship and loss. We say “Ukraine you shall not be moved.” We pray God that you will protect them with your presence and your angels. We pray that You are their strength and that they never lose faith in you or your power to help them and to save them. We pray for all the Ukrainian soldiers that you would meet them in their hour of need help them protect them and give them strategies. We pray for all of the Ukranian mothers with their children that you would provide shelter, food and comfort for them.
We pray for the world that it would help and support the Ukraine and its people. We pray for peace and an end to war and suffering. In your name we pray. amen